“Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul.” – Amy Collette
Virginia Clinton Kelly was a colorful personality, a very positive woman and to her daughter-in-law one of the most beautiful and strongest women she ever knew. While Virginia Clinton Kelly didn’t have the easiest life, her outlook on it inspired everyone around her.
Many years ago while reading an inspirational article on her in a Good Housekeeping magazine, I was struck by something she always said to her family and it was now being spoken of in this article. Whatever Virginia Clinton Kelly went through, including breast cancer, she’d say:
“Even the bad days are good.”
Now that is a woman of gratitude. She was also President Bill Clinton’s Mom.
Gratitude is the magic potion of life and as science has proven (because gratitude releases dopamine and serotonin into your brain) it positively improves your psychological health by changing your brain chemistry, lessens your aches and pains, and makes you a more resilient person.
From a Law of Attraction standpoint when you practice gratitude everyday, you bring yourself into positive alignment with the energy of the universe! Get ready for good luck, the Law of Compensation and Manifestation to find you!
Albert Einstein tell us why this works, “Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get into that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy, this is physics.”
The great thing about practicing gratitude everyday is that it costs you nothing, but the benefits will pay out great dividends. Not only that, when you practice gratitude, you can’t help but be a happier person. All of this proven by science and the most famous theoretical physicist of all time. Believe it!
Before bed write down 5 things that you were grateful for that day. This practice was first made popular by author Sarah Ban Breathnach who wrote the book Simple Abundance. You don’t need to stop at 5. Write as many things as you like that brought you happiness that day. I have several gratitude journals that I wrote in when my kids were little and the beautiful details of simple ordinary days are exquisite.
Thank people. Thank everyone who helps you in the day and all the people in your life who make your life better or easier. Thank strangers for holding the door, thank your children’s teachers, thank your partner, thank your children, thank your parents, thank your friends, thank all those beautiful people in your life who have changed you for the better.
Grateful people shine with gorgeousness!